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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:42 pm

Again many thanks for the tips and photos guys. Most important fir me is having the sun behind my back and having unobstructed views of the aircraft. The JM A320 photo is a good example of that 

Amy other photos, especially recent photos of these spotting locations is most welcome of course. Thanks again guys.

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:19 pm

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 48):

Evidently, this delay will cost them money. They should fire there lawyer.

CAL has placed an ad in the Jamaica papers seeking Jamaicans to fill there top management.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/ca...ooks-to-jamaica-to-fill-keys-posts

Credit to the new board for thinking out of box as this says a shift in policy
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:54 am

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After Jan, flights will operate 5 a week with a night stop in KIN using the A319..

Decision was reversed, flight are now loaded to operate daily..
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UA will operate daily IAH-MBJ flights for Summer14..

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Air Transat will launch seasonal YHM-MBJ service between Dec22 and Apr20 2014..Flights will operate once a week using a Canjet B738..

TS6838 YHM0700 – 1110MBJ 737 7
TS6839 MBJ1200 – 1600YHM 737 7

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Air Turks and Caicos is set to begin cargo services to and from Jamaica. The service will provide an opportunity to Jamaica exporters.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/ai...-to-begin-cargo-service-to-jamaica

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:12 am

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 48):
I clearly remember those days with the mix of A310s, A320 and A321

This is still Airbus country. Watch out in months to come.
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:41 am

Quoting jm079 (Reply 51):
Evidently, this delay will cost them money.

It sure will.

Quoting yankeejuliet (Reply 53):
This is still Airbus country. Watch out in months to come.

That is what I like to hear. Give me '' A '' over " B " any day.....( except for the A380's    )


Quoting hummingbird (Reply 52):
UA will operate daily IAH-MBJ flights for Summer14..

How does this frequency compares with AA's DFW-MBJ during the same period ? Will EWR-MBJ be daily as well ?
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:40 pm

Quoting yankeejuliet (Reply 53):
This is still Airbus country. Watch out in months to come.

Hopefully its good news regarding the "other new airline"...

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 54):
How does this frequency compares with AA's DFW-MBJ during the same period ? Will EWR-MBJ be daily as well ?

AA's DFW flight will operate 5 weekly..
UA's EWR flights will operate 5 weekly..

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Sunwings will add another YEG-MBJ flights between Dec 19 and Jan 16...

New Thursday flights will be operated from December 19 to January 16, in addition to the existing Monday programme. Sunwing Airlines is Canada's leading high frills, low cost airline.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/ca...ht-to-jamaica-for-christmas-season
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:38 am

It's been a while since I last posted. Generally very busy plus nothing much of interest since JM's demise. Nice to see you guys keeping the threads going however. Seems like Fly Jamaica is treading water. I wish them the best.

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 54):
Quoting yankeejuliet (Reply 53):
This is still Airbus country. Watch out in months to come.

That is what I like to hear. Give me '' A '' over " B " any day.....( except for the A380's )

What's this about another potential airline. I keep hearing from the rumour mill that another is in the works that plan to operate Airbus equipment? Is the market big enough for another carrier? Wouldn't it be better it FlyJam and this new carrier consolidate to increase chances of success?
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:56 am

Quoting a340jamaica (Reply 56):
nothing much of interest since JM's demise. Nice to see you guys keeping the threads going however. Seems like Fly Jamaica is treading water. I wish them the best.

I fully understand what you mean. Just not the same since JM's exit. But I am looking forward to see the development of OJ.

Quoting a340jamaica (Reply 56):
What's this about another potential airline. I keep hearing from the rumour mill that another is in the works that plan to operate Airbus equipment? Is the market big enough for another carrier? Wouldn't it be better it FlyJam and this new carrier consolidate to increase chances of success?



Don't have any info on this. I recall some time ago there were talks about a new local carrier that was planning to operate with airbus equipment. That was long before OJ was inaugurated. Was just expressing that I am more an airbus fan than boeing.
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:18 pm

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 57):

Quoting a340jamaica (Reply 56):
nothing much of interest since JM's demise. Nice to see you guys keeping the threads going however. Seems like Fly Jamaica is treading water. I wish them the best.

I fully understand what you mean. Just not the same since JM's exit. But I am looking forward to see the development of OJ.
Quoting airjamaica (Reply 57):
Don't have any info on this. I recall some time ago there were talks about a new local carrier that was planning to operate with airbus equipment. That was long before OJ was inaugurated. Was just expressing that I am more an airbus fan than boeing.
Quoting a340jamaica (Reply 56):
Is the market big enough for another carrier? Wouldn't it be better it FlyJam and this new carrier consolidate to increase chances of success?

Yes, the VFR market from Jamaica to US and Canada is very large as evidenced by the increase in new services to KIN...
OJ is gaining market share on the KIN-JFK market..In an effort to remain competitive, BW has re-introduced authentic Jamaican cuisine on its flights to JFK and OAG Changes 10/25/2013: B6/DL/UA/WN (by enilria Oct 21 2013 in Civil Aviation)

F9 DEN-MBJ MAY 0.1>0

UA EWR-MBJ MAR 0.5>0.7

UA IAD-MBJ MAR 0.3>0.4

UA ORD-MBJ MAR 0.3>0.5

WN BWI-MBJ MAR 1.6>1.5

WN MCO-MBJ MAR 1.0>0.7 APR 0.8>0.6 MAY 0.7>0.6

WN MDW-MBJ MAR 0>0.8 APR 0.4>0.6

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B6 will launch FLL-MBJ in the near future..

JetBlue Airways is bullish about adding more routes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as part of its goal to grow operations from 65 daily flights to 100, President and CEO Dave Barger told the Sun Sentinel in an exclusive interview this week.

"Fort Lauderdale is our focus topic right now. It's top of the pyramid for us," Barger said.

Among the new destinations it's considering adding in the near future are Quito, Ecuador; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, he said.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...rger-visit-20131019,0,402508.story


Long overdue..The E190 will be a perfect fit and with cheaper fares, it will stimulate demand...

[Edited 2013-10-22 06:29:17]
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:41 pm

DOT Stats, Mar 2013

BW

FLL-KIN
9394-6312 67%

KIN-FLL
9394-6264 66%

FLL-MBJ
4774-3263 68%

MBJ-FLL
4774-3273 69%

JFK-KIN
8316-7709 93%

KIN-JFK
8316-6932 83%

JFK-MBJ
6006-4745 79%

MBJ-JFK
6006-4828 80%

KIN-MCO
1232-856 69%

MCO-KIN
1232-720 58%

AA

DFW-MBJ
4044-3497 86%

MBJ-DFW
4044-3503 87%

KIN-MIA
13934-11532 83%

MIA-KIN
13934-11256 81%

MIA-MBJ
13780-10496 76%

MBJ-MIA
13778-9736 71%

ORD-MBJ
4644-4001 86%

MBJ-ORD
4646-4204 90%

DL

ATL-MBJ
15161-12945 85%

MBJ-ATL
14864-12312 83%

DTW-MBJ
1680-1485 89%

MBJ-DTW
1680-1444 86%

JFK-MBJ
4960-4417 89%

MBJ-JFK
4960-4128 83%

MSP-MBJ
1657-1399 84%

MBJ-MSP
1658-1547 93%

UA

EWR-MBJ
2341-2130 91%

MBJ-EWR
2341-2131 91%

IAD-MBJ
770-736 96%

MBJ-IAD
744-681 92%

IAH-MBJ
2186-1774 82%

MBJ-IAH
2032-1575 78%

ORD-MBJ
1446-1334 92%

MBJ-ORD
1472-1315 89%

NK
FLL-MBJ
3368-2585 77%

MBJ-FLL
3368-2524 75%

US

BOS-MBJ
620-590 95%

MBJ-BOS
620-571 92%

CLT-MBJ
18528-16440 89%

MBJ-CLT
18528-16374 88%

PHL-MBJ
10597-9249 87%

MBJ-PHL
10349-8912 86%

B6

BOS-MBJ
1350-1183 88%

MBJ-BOS
1350-1134 84%

FLL-KIN
6300-4684 74%

KIN-FLL
6200-4693 76%

JFK-KIN
4650-3880 83%

KIN-JFK
4650-4120 89%

JFK-MBJ
7350-6547 89%

MBJ-JFK
7350-6468 88%

MCO-MBJ
3100-2508 81%

MBJ-MCO
3100-2477 80%

F9

MBJ-ORD
690-684 99%

ORD-MBJ
690-671 97%

MBJ-RFD
552-379 69%

RFD-MBJ
552-413 75%

MBJ-STL
690-615 89%

STL-MBJ
690-596 86%

FL

ATL-MBJ
4247-3634 86%

MBJ-ATL
4247-3321 78%

BWI-MBJ
6987-6057 87%

MBJ-BWI
6987-5760 82%

DTW-MBJ
548-474 86%

MBJ-DTW
548-482 88%

MCO-MBJ
4110-2381 58%

MBJ-MCO
4110-2248 55%

MKE-MBJ
1918-1619 85%

MBJ-MKE
1918-1658 87%

SY
MSP-MBJ
2268-1877 83%

MBJ-MSP
2268-1943 86%
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:18 am

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 58):
In an effort to remain competitive, BW has re-introduced authentic Jamaican cuisine on its flights to JFK

Read something pertaining to this in the local newspaper recently. Already OJ is becoming a trendsetter it would seem. I still think OJ will be way ahead where in flight service is concerned, and will resonate more with the local diaspora.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 58):
B6 will launch FLL-MBJ in the near future..
Quoting hummingbird (Reply 58):
Long overdue..The E190 will be a perfect fit and with cheaper fares, it will stimulate demand...

Agree. Just a matter of time before they start that route. Ideal aircraft, VFR/leisure mix, and if needed in peak periods, the A320 can be rotated.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 59):
FL


DTW-MBJ
548-474 86%

MBJ-DTW
548-482 88%

MCO-MBJ
4110-2381 58%

MBJ-MCO
4110-2248 55%


Was not aware that FL operated DTW-MBJ. How long have they been doing this seasonal route ? The MCO-MBJ figures are disappointing as usual, but it seem to be working out for them none the less due to their lower operating cost structure.
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:52 am

B6 is planning to launch FLL-MBJ next May with a twice daily service..
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:47 pm

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 61):

With BW facing intense B6 competition in 2014 on its POS and MBJ routes, in addition to the KIN, will they be forced off the route? They have cut back frequencies this year, even before the competition has begun into POS.
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:32 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 62):
With BW facing intense B6 competition in 2014 on its POS and MBJ routes, in addition to the KIN, will they be forced off the route? They have cut back frequencies this year, even before the competition

They will not be forced off the route as they are already operating at a minimum level of flights from both KIN and MBJ (once daily). The route from KIN to FLL is set to grow by 15% in 2014 and MBJ to FLL by 10% in 2014 due to B6 expansion plans, OJ proprosed launch which will also connect with Gorgetown with on ward connections to Brazil through Kingston. BW had better improve their service or be left out of the mix.
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:35 pm

Quoting yankeejuliet (Reply 63):

Whats wrong with BW service vs B6?

Which part of Brazil does OJ plan to fly to? Will the govt of Jamaica help them develop this market, as present travel doesnt seem to support direct service. There is scant travel between the parts of Brazil that OJ is likely to fly to, if they want Brazilian tourists, and Guyana.

[Edited 2013-10-31 08:38:03]
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:14 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 64):
Whats wrong with BW service vs B6?

Customer service

Quoting guyanam (Reply 64):

Which part of Brazil does OJ plan to fly t

World cup, business and tourist twice weekly charters to Rio. are being studied.
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:50 pm

Quoting yankeejuliet (Reply 65):

I assume that the Jca govt will subsidize OJ as it builds up sustainable tourist travel between Jca and Brazil. After all teh World Cup is only a few weeks and then its over.
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:43 pm

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 61):

B6 is planning to launch FLL-MBJ next May with a twice daily service..

Sorry, should have read "daily service" to MBJ from FLL..This service is long overdue..With both B6,NK and B6 on the route, fares will be lower and this will stimulate demand..



FLL to MBJ: Dep12:47 p.m. - Arr1:29 p.m. E190
MBJ to FLL: Dep2:25 p.m. - Arr5:04 p.m. E190


Quoting guyanam (Reply 62):
hey have cut back frequencies this year, even before the competition has begun into POS.

They are slowly rebuilding the KIN-FLL frequencies..

Quoting guyanam (Reply 66):
I assume that the Jca govt will subsidize OJ as it builds up sustainable tourist travel between Jca and Brazil.

If it benefits the tourism industry, yes they have my support..
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:57 pm

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 67):
If it benefits the tourism industry, yes they have my support..

OJ is a private sector company so providing a subsidy is not an option as the GOJ already has financial interest in CAL. What they can do is to implement the air service agreement between them and brazil and remove the visa restrictions- what you need is a competitive environment.

The business of building the route is up to the airline and those in the travel and tourism industry. The Jamaican brand is popular out there and from what I see those people at Fly Jamaica are not sitting by and expect business to come to them. see they are going after church groups and others.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 67):

I notice that B6 will as of January 2014 will only operate once daily now on the JFK - KIN.

Evidently the arrival of OJ has had an impact.
So that tell me that the market has not grown and B6 need to work hard to maintain there market share.
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:10 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 62):

With BW facing intense B6 competition in 2014 on its POS and MBJ routes, in addition to the KIN, will they be forced off the route? They have cut back frequencies this year, even before the competition has begun into POS.

Will be very interesting to see the eventual outcome. OJ will naturally also end up on the KIN-FLL route as well, so '' let the games begin "

Quoting guyanam (Reply 64):
Whats wrong with BW service vs B6?
Quoting yankeejuliet (Reply 65):
Customer service

More often than not B6 fares are a little lower for one. Additionally they do command a very loyal following from the locals in the diaspora as evidenced by their success on routes to JFK, FLL and MCO, even with the 1 free checked baggage only by comparison.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 67):
Sorry, should have read "daily service" to MBJ from FLL..This service is long overdue..With both NK and B6 on the route, fares will be lower and this will stimulate demand..



FLL to MBJ: Dep12:47 p.m. - Arr1:29 p.m. E190
MBJ to FLL: Dep2:25 p.m. - Arr5:04 p.m. E190

Was only a matter of time.

Quoting jm079 (Reply 68):
I notice that B6 will as of January 2014 will only operate once daily now on the JFK - KIN.

Evidently the arrival of OJ has had an impact.
So that tell me that the market has not grown and B6 need to work hard to maintain there market share.

When OJ commence KIN-YYZ it will be interesting to see how the 4 will manage on the route.
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:28 pm

Quoting jm079 (Reply 68):
agreement between them and brazil and remove the visa restrictions-

According to this link, Brazilians are allowed to stay 30 days in Jamaica without a visa..However, only Jamaican holders of official and diplomatic entry are allowed to enter Brazil without a regular visa..

http://www.jnbs.com/time-jamaica-walk-south

Quoting jm079 (Reply 68):
Fly Jamaica are not sitting by and expect business to come to them. see they are going after church groups and others.

Agree...Am still awaiting news on aircraft #2..

Quoting jm079 (Reply 68):
I notice that B6 will as of January 2014 will only operate once daily now on the JFK - KIN.

Evidently the arrival of OJ has had an impact.
So that tell me that the market has not grown and B6 need to work hard to maintain there market share.

B6 has maintained twice daily services during peak travel periods..The rest of the year, flights remain daily..

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 69):
Was only a matter of time.

As per The OAG filing..Flights will operate at 5 weekly..

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MBJ over the weekend, welcomed Transaero B744 and Air Canada Rouge B767..

There has been a boost in visitor arrivals to Jamaica with the advent of Air Canada Rouge, making its inaugural flight into Montego Bay on Friday, and Air Transero 747 adding more seats from Russia.
The two aircraft landed at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay with just under 600 passengers who were met by officials from the tourism sector and presented with gifts to the welcoming sound of reggae music played by mento bands.


Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/...st-arrivals_15378644#ixzz2jhOaYmTo
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:01 pm

Quoting jm079 (Reply 68):

If Jamaca thinks that direct service to Brazil is economically important then it will be appropriate to provide route related subsidies in the same way as they have promised US carriers. Revenue guarantees and market developmet activities.

It will take 2 seconds to know that as of now there is absolutely no possibility that service to Brazil is viable as passenger levels are low. And routing via GEO doesnt change that fact as ties between Guyana and Brazil are mainly with Roraima state, packed with poor people and therefore not of interest to Jamaica,

However, given potential interest by both Jcans and Brazilians in visiting each country, this might be a good route once extensive market development is undertaken. Also it might be that GIG is better than GRU.
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:30 am

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 70):
MBJ over the weekend, welcomed Transaero B744 and Air Canada Rouge B767..

MBJ will be '' buzzing '' this winter season. Some of the new/increased services include :


Transaero B744 Russia

AC ( Rouge ) B767 YYZ

DL IND

FL MDY

F9 DEN

'' New airlift is expected from Stockholm, Sweden; AirBerlin is to begin its air/sea operation from Dusseldorf and service from Munich is to be added to Condor's current itinerary.

Frontier will commence service from Denver, said a recent MBJ Airports Limited report and Delta Airlines will commence service from Indianapolis. ''


http://www.hospitalityjamaica.com/news1.html


Great to see effort being made to tap into new markets and bolster existing ones.
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:40 am

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 59):

DOT Stats, Mar 2013

I think if we were able to see the yield Stats vs the LF......we might develop some different ideas on who is actually doing well in Jamaica.
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:55 am

Thomson Airways will deploy their B787 to MBJ tomorrow from LGW..

Jamaica will be the first country in the region to welcome the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

This is being done through partnership with Thomson Airways and its parent company TUI Travel.

The aircraft, which seats 291 passengers, is scheduled to arrive at the Sangster International Airport at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/ja...g-787-dreamliner-aircraft-tomorrow

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This past weekend, DE operated the first nonstop MBJ-MUC service for the winter season..

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...3/history/20131105/0205Z/MKJS/EDDM

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Quoting yellowtail (Reply 73):
I think if we were able to see the yield Stats vs the LF......we might develop some different ideas on who is actually doing well in Jamaica.

Based on the frequencies, its safe to say all flights are in a safe zone..Am still concerned about the future of FL out of MCO..
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:16 pm

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 74):
Thomson Airways will deploy their B787 to MBJ tomorrow from LGW..

Hope to see photos of the TOM B787 inaugural at MBJ. Their B767 is also scheduled to depart for MAN approximately 15 minutes after the 787's scheduled departure time.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 74):
Am still concerned about the future of FL out of MCO..

Most of the times their LF's are dismal on that route. Unless their operating costs are very low to compensate. But clearly B6 is well positioned to remain on this sector more so than FL I think if any one is to '' jump ship ''
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:48 am

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 74):
Thomson Airways will deploy their B787 to MBJ tomorrow from LGW..

Great news for Jamaica. I look forward to seeing some pics also. Any news on OJ expansion and new a/c?

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:09 pm

FIRST THOMSON 787 DREAMLINER TOUCHES DOWN AT BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS

8th November, 2013: Thomson Airways today celebrates the arrival of its first 787 Dreamliner flight, it’s most popular aircraft, in to Bridgetown, Barbados.

Thomson Airways operated flight TOM034 on this revolutionary new aircraft, from the UK’s London Gatwick Airport. It departed at 09:50 (GMT) with (NUMBER) customers on board and touched down in here in Barbados for the first time (NUMBER) hours later.

The 787 Dreamliner has revolutionised air travel, leaving holidaymakers more relaxed and refreshed after a long flight than ever before. The plane offers comfort and wellbeing features on-board which reduce the effects of jet-lag and turbulence meaning holidays get off to an even better start. As well as being more comfortable, it’s also more environmentally friendly than similar-sized aircraft using approximately 20% less fuel.

Customer Satisfaction Questionnaires (CSQ), which are collected on the return journey of a customer’s holiday to gather feedback on the flight and holiday experience, show that 97% of all respondents rated their experience on board the Thomson Dreamliner as good or excellent, and a massive 99% would recommend the airline after travelling on the new plane.

The Thomson 787 Dreamliner carries 291 passengers. Premium Club seats 47 in a 2-3-2 configuration, with a 38” pitch, and Economy Club seats 244 in a 3-3-3 configuration, with an industry leading 33” or 34” pitch.

Today’s flight was operated by Captain Wayne Bayley, who said: “I am thrilled to have been asked to operate today’s flight into Barbados. The island means a lot to me, as my family is from here, so it is an honour to bring the first Thomson 787 Dreamliner here today.”

Thomson Airways will take delivery of eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners in total up to May 2015.
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:27 pm

What are the chances of Fly Jamaica starting flights to Chicago? Caribbean Airways had talked about starting Chicago flights under the Air Jamaica name and as we know they were never started.
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Quoting windian425 (Reply 77):
FIRST THOMSON 787 DREAMLINER TOUCHES DOWN AT BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS

8th November, 2013: Thomson Airways today celebrates the arrival of its first 787 Dreamliner flight, it%u2019s most popular aircraft, in to Bridgetown, Barbados.

Wasn't aware they were planning to deploy the B787 to BGI today. Great stuff. Please share some photos if possible. Saw the video clip not too long ago on the tele of their touch down in MBJ yesterday. Though I am more of an airbus fan, that TOM 787 looked impressive at Sangster. Like their new livery too.


Here is some more info. As was predicted, the performance of our athletes during the 2012 London Olympics boosted bookings to Jamaica and come summer 2014, TOM will have up to 5x weekly flights into MBJ.................


'' WESTERN BUREAU:
The world's largest tour operator, TUI has credited Jamaica's London Olympics dominance and the 'Jamaica House' impact, for the increase in UK arrivals to the island and the advent of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to the Caribbean.

Yesterday, Jamaica became the first country in the region to welcome the revolutionary aircraft through its partnership with Thomson Airways, a subsidiary of TUI Travel PLC.

The aircraft, which seats 291 passengers, touched down at the Sangster
International Airport in Montego Bay, boosting hopes of access to parts of the world Jamaica has not tapped into. ''


http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=49129


Very promising news indeed. Lets hope the island also see increased arrivals from Russia and other destinations.

Quoting timberwolf24 (Reply 78):
What are the chances of Fly Jamaica starting flights to Chicago? Caribbean Airways had talked about starting Chicago flights under the Air Jamaica name and as we know they were never started.

Not certain '' GreenHeart " will be looking at that destination for now. Their main focus is centered around cities that have large or substantial Jamaican and Guyanese population. So naturally JFK, YYZ and FLL are priority.

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:52 am

A recent posting in one of these online bloggs - Annie Paul, there is review on OJ. Its a positive review. According to the review the flight originated GEO
.http://anniepaul.net/2013/11/02/fly-jamaica-2/
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:13 pm

Quoting jm079 (Reply 80):
A recent posting in one of these online bloggs - Annie Paul, there is review on OJ. Its a positive review. According to the review the flight originated GEO
.http://anniepaul.net/2013/11/02/fly-jamaica-2/

Very positive indeed. Proud of them for making an impact already, to the extent where others are following suit where serving hot meal is concerned. Can't wait to experience their service myself. I note the writer mentioned the Guyanese who were continuing on to JFK from GEO. I wonder what is the average percentage for those who opt to go via KIN ? Hoping the YYZ route will start soon without any further '' push back '' .
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:27 pm

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 75):
Most of the times their LF's are dismal on that route. Unless their operating costs are very low to compensate. But clearly B6 is well positioned to remain on this sector more so than FL I think if any one is to '' jump ship ''

I expect once they are fully integrated with SW, their lfs will increase..

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 76):
Any news on OJ expansion and new a/c?

GUYAIR707

No news..But, the B757 was mx in JFK since Thur..Flight left JFK for GEO this morning...

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 75):
Hope to see photos of the TOM B787 inaugural at MBJ. Their B767 is also scheduled to depart for MAN approximately 15 minutes after the 787's scheduled departure time.
Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 76):
Great news for Jamaica. I look forward to seeing some pics also
Quoting windian425 (Reply 77):
Great news for Jamaica. I look forward to seeing some pics also


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Quoting timberwolf24 (Reply 78):
What are the chances of Fly Jamaica starting flights to Chicago? Caribbean Airways had talked about starting Chicago flights under the Air Jamaica name and as we know they were never started.

I doubt we will see OJ in ORD..It does not fit their business model..

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 79):
Very promising news indeed. Lets hope the island also see increased arrivals from Russia and other destinations.

Brazil should be next with China within the next two years..

Quoting jm079 (Reply 80):

Impressive..

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 81):
Very positive indeed. Proud of them for making an impact already, to the extent where others are following suit where serving hot meal is concerned. Can't wait to experience their service myself. I note the writer mentioned the Guyanese who were continuing on to JFK from GEO. I wonder what is the average percentage for those who opt to go via KIN ? Hoping the YYZ route will start soon without any further '' push back '' .

BW has re-introduced hot meals to YYZ and JFK..With the meal and free baggage allowance..I can see B6 being at a disadvantage..
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:25 pm

Great to see the BY 787 in MBJ!!! It also arrived in BGI and two of them!!! Does any of you know if BY will fly to AUA with the 787? Would be great.

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:29 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 83):
Great to see the BY 787 in MBJ!!! It also arrived in BGI and two of them!!! Does any of you know if BY will fly to AUA with the 787? Would be great.

Cheers,

Yes, they will serve AUA with their B788....Service is expected to start next May with a 1 weekly service..

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I had a chance to snap this BW ad from The Gleaner..They have increased YYZ from 2-3 weekly and have re-introduced business class on the route..

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/76C73FAF-E283-4137-959D-D883ACBC44D1-8291-000005CF60497EFB_zpsdf8db490.jpg

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:11 pm

DOT Stats Apr 2013

BW

FLL-KIN
9394-6312 67%

KIN-FLL
9394-6264 67%

FLL-MBJ
4774-3263 68%

MBJ-FLL
4774-3273 69%

JFK-KIN
8316-7709 93%

KIN-JFK
8316-6932 83%

JFK-MBJ
6006-4745 79%

MBJ-JFK
6006-4828 80%

KIN-MCO
1232-856 69%

MCO-KIN
1232-720 58%

AA

DFW-MBJ
4044-3497 86%

MBJ-DFW
4044-3503 87%

MIA-KIN
13934-11256 81%

KIN-MIA
13934-11532 83%

MIA-MBJ
13780-10496 76%

MBJ-MIA
13778-9736 71%

ORD-MBJ
4644-4001 86%

MBJ-ORD
4646-4204 91%

DL

ATL-MBJ
15161-12945 85%

MBJ-ATL
14864-12312 83$

DTW-MBJ
1680-1485 88%

DTW-MBJ
1680-1444 86%

JFK-MBJ
4960-4417 89%

MBJ-JFK
4960-4128 83%

MSP-MBJ
1658-1399 84%

MBJ-MSP
1657-1547 93%

UA

EWR-MBJ
2341-2130 91%

MBJ-EWR
2341-2131 91%

IAH-MBJ
2186-1774 81%

MBJ-IAH
2032-1575 78%

IAD-MBJ
770-736 96%

MBJ-IAD
744-681 92%

ORD-MBJ
1446-1334 92%

MBJ-ORD
1472-1315 89%

NK

FLL-MBJ
3368-2585 77%

MBJ-FLL
3368-2524 75%


US

BOS-MBJ
620-590 95%

MBJ-BOS
620-571 92%

CLT-MBJ
18528-16440 89%

MBJ-CLT
18528-16374 88%

PHL-MBJ
10597-9249 87%

MBJ-PHL
10349-8912 86%

B6

BOS-MBJ
1350-1183 88%

MBJ-BOS
1350-1134 84%

FLL-KIN
6300-4684 74%

KIN-FLL
6200-4693 76%

JFK-KIN
4650-3880 83%

KIN-JFK
4650-4120 89%

JFK-MBJ
7350-6547 89%

MBJ-JFK
7350-6468 88%

MCO-MBJ
3100-2508 81%

MBJ-MCO
3100-2477 80%

F9

ORD-MBJ
690-671 98%

MBJ-ORD
690-684 99%

STL-MBJ
690-596 86%

MBJ-STL
690-615 89%

RFD-MBJ
552-413 75%

MBJ-RFD
552-379 69%

FL

ATL-MBJ
4247-3634 86%

MBJ-ATL
4247-3321 78%

BWI-MBJ
6987-6057 87%

MBJ-BWI
6987-5760 82%

DTW-MBJ
548-474 86%

MBJ-DTW
548-482 88%

MCO-MBJ
4110-2381 58%

MBJ-MCO
4110-2248 55%

MKE-MBJ
1918-1619 84%

MBJ-MKE
1918-1658 86%

SY

MSP-MBJ
2268-1877 83%

MBJ-MSP
2268-1943 86%
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:50 pm

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 84):
Yes, they will serve AUA with their B788....Service is expected to start next May with a 1 weekly service..

Great thanks hummingbird 

Cheers,

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:49 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 86):
Great thanks hummingbird

Cheers,

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You are welcome..
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For the rest of the month,DL will operate a 5th daily to MBJ on Sat..

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/dlsched_zpsb85ef6f1.jpg

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BW will be adding flights to JFK from MBJ and KIN during the winter..

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/bwad12_zpscb44f9bc.jpg
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Dl has started their local campaign..

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/dl_zpsdee8e2c4.jpg
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:33 am

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 82):
Brazil should be next

Really looking forward to flights into MBJ from this country.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 82):
BW has re-introduced hot meals to YYZ and JFK..With the meal and free baggage allowance..I can see B6 being at a disadvantage..

Personally I think B6 will still comfortably hold their own in KIN though. They do have quite a very efficient and reliable service and will play on one of their biggest strengths. Competitive prices. Last week my brother flew to JFK with them and the cheapest option was KIN-FLL-JFK which he ended up choosing.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 87):
Dl has started their local campaign..

I am certain some travelers will happily connect with them in ATL over MIA.
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:42 pm

The GoJ board member at Caribbean Airline reveal that CAL has launched a new look but there is no info available. I am happy to see the info on the size of the investment that the people of Jamaica holds in Caribbean Airline as evidently Jamaica must be concerned if the company is not run profitable. He is also calling on Jamaicans to support CAL.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/ja...rged-to-embrace-caribbean-airlines
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:57 pm

Quoting jm079 (Reply 89):
that CAL has launched a new look but there is no info available.

What is meant by "new look", a new livery that will replace the current one?



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When Caribbean Airlines started removing the Air Jamaica liveries I thaught they wouldn't re-introduce it. I'm looking forward to this new look.

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:27 am

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 88):
Personally I think B6 will still comfortably hold their own in KIN though. They do have quite a very efficient and reliable service and will play on one of their biggest strengths. Competitive prices. Last week my brother flew to JFK with them and the cheapest option was KIN-FLL-JFK which he ended up choosing.
Quoting airjamaica (Reply 88):
I am certain some travelers will happily connect with them in ATL over MIA.

Am curious to see the schedule for flights into KIN next year summer..DL's entrance in the market will result in cheap fares and stiff competition amongst carriers..I believe the target market from KIN is ATL and JFK..

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This is an interesting article..It looks like the Jamaican operation has stabilized, however, there is room for improvement..
IMO,BW has the potential to grow their revenue base from KIN by operating new regional routes from KIN using their ATRs..Possible destinations are GCM, SDQ,HAV,NAS and PAP.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/ja...rged-to-embrace-caribbean-airlines

But, before BW decides to increase awareness in the Jamaican market, the GOTT must have dialogue with the GOJ over this ongoing issue regarding the "denial of Jamaicans in T&T"..

Jamaica’s foreign ministry on Wednesday acknowledged that there had been a spate of cases in which Jamaicans travelling to Trinidad & Tobago had been denied entry and sought to assure its nationals that it was addressing the matter with its counterparts in Port of Spain.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/jamai...-denied-entry-into-trinidad-tobago
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 91):

The Trinis are claiming that many of these Jamaicans state that they are looking for work in T&T. In a few cases they have named employers, who then claimed that they knew nothing about them. I think the issue I that some people think that CSME allows unlimited movement of workers within CARICOM. It does only for defined groups who can produce evidence that they qualify in these categories.

I assume that the KIN POS nonstop must be hugely popular because they are claiming a full plane load of J'cans arriving in a recent incident.

[Edited 2013-11-22 11:15:12]
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:25 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 92):

The Trinis are claiming that many of these Jamaicans state that they are looking for work in T&T. In a few cases they have named employers, who then claimed that they knew nothing about them

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:49 pm

Reliable sources have stated that Caribbean Airlines have decided to keep the JM brand a while longer. There are no urgent plans to remove anymore liveries from aircraft. Five aircraft is dedicated to KIN base during peak season. Despite the daily fleet rotations, four a/c are in JM livery and a fifth with JM livery and Caribbean titles.
Fly Jamaica has been mum on the delivery of a/c #2. There will be no more public announcements until deals are signed and sealed. A/C # 2 have been subject to many delivery delays as well as the Toronto route startup.
 
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:16 am

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 91):
Am curious to see the schedule for flights into KIN next year summer..DL's entrance in the market will result in cheap fares and stiff competition amongst carriers..I believe the target market from KIN is ATL and JFK..

Yes DL is also going to target JFK bound passengers as well no doubt. The travelling public will benefit from all the competition, but for the carriers it will affect yields.

Quoting yankeejuliet (Reply 94):
Fly Jamaica has been mum on the delivery of a/c #2. There will be no more public announcements until deals are signed and sealed. A/C # 2 have been subject to many delivery delays as well as the Toronto route startup.

Make sense for them to refrain from any announcements re their pending YYZ start up until all prerequisites and aircraft confirmation are concrete. It would reflect quite negatively on them if another date was advertised, and they had to delay it for a second time.
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:16 pm

Quoting yankeejuliet (Reply 94):
Reliable sources have stated that Caribbean Airlines have decided to keep the JM brand a while longer. There are no urgent plans to remove anymore liveries from aircraft. Five aircraft is dedicated to KIN base during peak season. Despite the daily fleet rotations, four a/c are in JM livery and a fifth with JM livery and Caribbean titles.

Interesting..

Quoting yankeejuliet (Reply 94):
Fly Jamaica has been mum on the delivery of a/c #2. There will be no more public announcements until deals are signed and sealed. A/C # 2 have been subject to many delivery delays as well as the Toronto route startup.
Quoting airjamaica (Reply 95):
Make sense for them to refrain from any announcements re their pending YYZ start up until all prerequisites and aircraft confirmation are concrete. It would reflect quite negatively on them if another date was advertised, and they had to delay it for a second time.

I can agree with this decision..As a new entity, they are still undergoing teething problems..I can only wish for them the best..

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 95):
Yes DL is also going to target JFK bound passengers as well no doubt. The travelling public will benefit from all the competition, but for the carriers it will affect yields.

I agree..More competition equals cheap fares..It will be a bloodbath on this route..

Quoting guyanam (Reply 92):
The Trinis are claiming that many of these Jamaicans state that they are looking for work in T&T. In a few cases they have named employers, who then claimed that they knew nothing about them. I think the issue I that some people think that CSME allows unlimited movement of workers within CARICOM. It does only for defined groups who can produce evidence that they qualify in these categories.

Agree, but there is more to the story and I do think, the community should meet and resolve this issue..


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Our Tourism Minister is heading to Brazil to explore opportunities to enhance Trade and Tourism between both countries..

Among the topics to be discussed at the meeting are Open Skies Agreements; Economic Analysis of the Caribbean-Brazilian Tourism Market; Opportunities for Partnerships between Air Service Companies and Tourism Operators; Tapping into the Brazilian Market: A New Action Plan for The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago and new opportunities for trade between Brazil and the Caribbean.


Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/...er-leaves-for-Brazil#ixzz2leqqvaAt

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Between Dec 13,2013-May 4,2014..Blue Panorama Airlines from Italy, will operate a weekly LIN-LRM-MBJ-LIN service on Sundays using a B763ER..
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:26 am

The DOT has denied FlyJam's application for an exemption to operate nonstop GEO-JFK flights..

On September 30, the US Transport Department rejected the application of Fly Jamaica along with Caribbean Airlines (CAL), which sought permission to have direct flights between Guyana and New York. Fly Jamaica had subsequently petitioned the Department to review its decision.

In maintaining its denial, the department said it does not find that it is in the public interest to grant the non-stop flights sought by Fly Jamaica. This means that passengers using this service will have to in – transit in Jamaica before heading to New York.

According to documents obtained by iNews the department noted, “After reviewing the record before us, we fully endorse the Director’s statement of the applicable standards and his decisional analysis and public interest determination.”

When the application of Fly Jamaica was initially denied, the Director had said that “with respect to requests for extra-bilateral seventh-freedom turnaround service, the Department has historically viewed such requests as extraordinary and has granted such authority only when the circumstances presented on the record in individual cases show compelling public interest considerations.”

He outlined the criteria which the Department weighs to determine whether the public interest warrants approval of extra-bilateral seventh-freedom turnaround services.

According to the department, among those criteria is a demonstrable need for such service, and the Director found that neither of the applicants (Fly Jamaica, CAL) provided compelling evidence to show that such a need exists in the Georgetown-New York market.

The Department said following the review “we do not find now that Fly Jamaica in its petition has demonstrated a compelling need for additional Georgetown-New York services.”

http://www.inewsguyana.com/no-us-dep...ial-of-direct-fly-jamaica-flights/

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FlyJam's winter schedule..

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/fly1_zpsaac83ba5.jpg


http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/flyj2_zpsaaea77e7.jpg

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This past weekend, MBJ welcomed the first Scandinavian charter for the season, when Thomas Cook Scan operated a nonstop Stockholm-MBJ flight utilizing an A330..

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/scanda_zps69acd427.jpg

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Transaero will upgrade their MBJ services next month..The new service will see a second B744 that will operate every Tues and Fri on a fortnightly basis..

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/Mobile%20Uploads/E096166C-52B2-4D10-A65B-5D4ECC33EB14_zpslplydiad.jpg

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A new airline was launched in GCM..Hopefully they will grace the tarmac of MBJ and KIN..

A new Cayman Islands-based airline is planning to run scheduled flights connecting to the Caribbean and Latin America.

BlueSky Airlines has already launched an “executive jet” service aimed at high-end clients in the business world.

The service, which allows executives to take day trips on private planes to meetings in the region, will also target exclusive leisure travelers.

The next and more ambitious phase of expansion for the fledgling company will be commercial routes, bypassing the U.S., and linking Grand Cayman to islands around the Caribbean, as well as central and South America.

The airline’s directors say they are still finalizing regulatory approvals and other details before announcing a timeline for the opening of the new routes.

They plan to use a 70-seater Dash 8 Q400 aircraft, which can reach cruising speeds of nearly 435 miles an hour – similar to a Boeing 737, to run island-hopping multi-destination routes connecting to hubs in Latin America.

http://www.compasscayman.com/caycomp...rline-launching-in-Cayman-Islands/

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JTB has released their Aug13 arrival stats..Looks like CM is raking in the majority of traffic from Central and South America.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/lat13_zps2e701a85.jpg

Also a look in inter regional travel numbers..

http://jtbonline.org/statistics/Mont...%202013%20Vol%20xxiii%20No%208.pdf

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x315/yardieindubai/latin1_zps518791f2.jpg

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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:21 pm

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 97):
The DOT has denied FlyJam's application for an exemption to operate nonstop GEO-JFK flights..

For the life of me I can't see how the USDOT can fairly conclude that there is no need for this nonstop service. I wonder how many carriers they count that operate nonstop between GEO and JFK presently ? It is pretty obvious why they are denying other carriers this access.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 97):
This past weekend, MBJ welcomed the first Scandinavian charter for the season, when Thomas Cook Scan operated a nonstop Stockholm-MBJ flight utilizing an A330..

What will their frequency be like for the season ? Hopefully it will gain popularity and become a regular at MBJ.
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RE: GreenHeart Soars..Jamaican Thread 47

Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:15 am

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 87):
Dl has started their local campaign..

They are applying their successful VFR advertising model used in BZE to KIN……for example in BZE they have newspaper, TV, billboards and joint promos with Digicell and Courts aimed at northbound traffic. Has worked very well and they have made serious inroads on UA and AA.

Quoting hummingbird (Reply 91):
IMO,BW has the potential to grow their revenue base from KIN by operating new regional routes from KIN using their ATRs..Possible destinations are GCM, SDQ,HAV,NAS and PAP.

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